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Creston adds Unlimited to name

Creston, led by Barrie Brien, is rebranding to Creston Unlimited to reflect its joined-up offering. Its agencies, including TMW and Nelson Bostock, will add the "Unlimited" suffix to their names.

Govt extends agency contracts

The Crown Commercial Service has told agencies on the Government’s creative roster that it will extend their contracts for another year to end on 30 April 2016.

AMV wins Open University task

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won The Open University’s £10 million ad account. It will work with Rapp and PS London.

Giffgaff spot banned by ASA

Giffgaff has had a "strongly sexual" ad banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after one complaint. The film, by Fallon, showed a man walking in on his parents having sex.

Publishers roll out ad offering

The regional publishers Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest have formed a partnership to create a nationwide digital advertising proposition called 1XL with a combined 17.5 million monthly unique users.

Square Up plans new magazine

Square Up Media is launching a monthly print title to accompany Foodism, its food and drink website.

Gala picks the7stars for media

Gala Interactive has appointed the7stars to its £5.7 million media planning and buying account after a pitch.

Trinity Mirror hires Atkinson

Trinity Mirror Solutions has appointed Andy Atkinson, the former Google and Channel 5 sales executive, as its sales director.

Ofcom probes Dapper Laughs

Ofcom has launched an investigation into ITV2’s Dapper Laughs: On The Pull after 99 complaints.

Outdoor Planning Awards open

The Outdoor Planning Awards, run by Brand Republic and Clear Channel, is now open for entries. The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2015.

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